The US Began To Supply Oil To Belarus
Belarus is starting to supply oil from the United States, Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said.
"This became possible as a result of the agreements reached during the visit of US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo to the Republic of Belarus on February 1, 2020, and the meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko," he said. The full text of the statement is available on the Agency's website.
Earlier it was reported that Minsk expects to supply American raw materials to its refinery in Mozyr via a pipe from Poland. The estimated volume is about 100 thousand tons per month.
Alexander Tishchenko, a spokesman for the Belarusian state concern Belneftekhim, said that the country has significantly updated "the partner pool, in which suppliers from Azerbaijan, Norway, and Saudi Arabia have been added to Russian companies."
Belarus is diversifying its oil supplies to its refineries amid periodic price disagreements with its main and traditional supplier, Russia. Continuing to purchase Russian oil with pumping via the Druzhba main oil pipeline and by rail, the Republic is working with alternative routes and suppliers.